Yesterday, the Michigan Strategic Fund, in cooperation with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, announced the approval of a $750,000 performance-based grant for R & E Automated Systems. The company, headquartered in Romeo, Michigan, provides automation, prototyping, and engineering services for more than 500 global clients in several industries, including automotive. Because of this grant, R & E Automated Systems is purchasing a 141,000-square-foot industrial building located on 20th Street from MAG Powertrain.
The facility was constructed in 1980 to support the machine-tool industry. The five-year, two-phase project includes an investment of $14.2 million and creation of 176 new jobs, including engineers, locally and in the region. The St. Clair County Economic Development Alliance worked to recruit the company and will be providing hiring support, including a job fair to fill the company’s positions. Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works will be providing hiring support, including posting open positions on the state’s jobs database and other recruiting assistance.